Bailieborough New Thursday 15th October 2015

Bailieborough News. October 15th 2015. Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Poetry Festival:

The members of Lit lab writers group wish to thank all who came along in such large numbers to the annual Bailieborough poetry festival.  A wonderful weekend of poetry, song  and warm conversation was enjoyed by all . Visiting poets remarked on the generous welcome they received  in Bailieborough and look forward to returning again next year.


Americian Civil War Exhibition:

An exhibition depicting aspects of the American Civil War will be on display at Bailieborough Library until Thursday October 29th and is open for all to view during Library opening hours. The war was such an all-encompassing event that the exhibition can only touch on aspects of the conflict. Topics covered include: the country before the war, growth of population, acquisition of territory, economic growth, causes of war, overview of battles, Matthew Brady (war photographer), Irish involvement including Cavan men, and the aftermath. All welcome.


First Communion and Confirmation Parents:

A meeting for parents/guardians of children receiving First Communion and Confirmation in 2016 from the National schools in Shercock and Bailieborough will take place on Thursday, October 29th at 7.30pm in St. Annes Church, Bailieborough. The principal speaker will be Ms Orla Walsh, the Deputy Principal in St. Vincent’s Secondary School, Dundalk. The parish Confirmation date is April 23rd, 2016, while First Communion dates have yet to be confirmed.


Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd:

The committee invite individuals and groups who may be interested in taking part in the Variety Concert on the 6th and 7th of November, to contact Fox’s Lounge, Bailieborough or e-mail: with their details.


School of Music:

The Bailieborough School of Music are holding an Information Night and their Annual General Meeting, commencing at 8.30pm on Thursday 15th October, in the Bailie Hotel, Bailieborough. All welcome.


Bailieborough Cancer Comfort : Table Quiz

 Round Table Quiz
The Quiz will take place in Fox’s Bar, Bailieborough on Friday 16th October 2015 commencing at 8.45pm, sharp. €40 for a table of 4. Early Bird Round – 8:45pm sharp. Lots of prizes on the night!! Everybody welcome to come along and support a very worthy local cause.


Bailieborough Community Choir:

We are looking for new members. Practice take place every Monday evening at 8.30 in Trinity Hall, Virginia Road, Bailieborough. We would welcome all ages, all communities. Great night’s fun to be had and you might even get a cup of tea at the end!! We perform all types of music so it will be of interest to most.


Social Day Centre:

The next Get-Together of the Bailieborough Social Day Centre takes place on Wednesday, October 21st from 2.30 pm to 4.30pm in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members are always welcome.



Trocaire wish to thank most sincerely the parishioners of Bailieborough, Killann and Shercock for your generous support to the Lenten campaign this year. The total amount raised in the parish was €8,779.


Pilates –

New 6 week course starting on Tuesday, 0ctober 20th in Trinity Hall on the Virginia rd. Beginners at 6.15pm and intermediate at 7.30pm. Booking is essential. Pleases call Anne 087 2601454 for further details.


Making a Will

General presentation, with additional information for People with Disabilities and their families. Taking place in Errigal Hotel, Cootehill on this Thursday October 15th at 7.30pm. Enquires to County Cavan Citizens Information on 0761 07 5200. All Welcome.


‘Hardtimes Chorus’:

Rehearsals for our new show ‘SEASONS OF LOVE’ are currently taking place. Practice continues next Tuesday and every Tuesday at 8pm in St Anne’s Church, Bailieborough. See you all there. New members are always welcome.


Senior’s Alert Scheme:

St. Vincent DePaul, Bailieborough is registered by Pobal for the provision of alarms to eligible older people resident in the Conference area. Telephone 087 684 7434 or via post to : Vincent’s Shop, Main Street, Bailieborough.


Annual Sponsored ‘Dog Walk’:

The annual sponsored ‘Dog Walk’ in aid of CSPCA will take place on Saturday 24th, October, starting at 12 o clock from Bailieboro Vetinary Clinic, Kells road. Free entry for all who attend the walk into a draw for two tickets to “The Night Joe Dolans Car Broke Down”. Tickets for this raffle are now available at Bailieboro vet clinic and sponsorship cards can be collected. Refreshments and face painting will be available on the day.  All welcome.


St. Vincent De Paul, Clothes Shop:

The St. Vincent de Paul Clothes Shop will be open each Saturday morning from 10.00 am to 1pm. The conference is grateful for all donations of good quality clothing, footwear, household and bed linen and we look forward to your continued support.


‘My Fair Lady’:

Bailieborough Community School will present their annual musical and this year it is to be ‘My Fair Lady’ from Wednesday, October 21st to Saturday, October 24th in the Community School. As demand for tickets for this event usually outstrip supply, people are advised to book their tickets at 087 461 8432 as soon as possible.


East Cavan Swim Club—Quiz Night:

The East Cavan Swim Club are holding a ‘Quiz Night’ on this Friday, October 16th in the Hotel Bailie, commencing at 8.00pm. Adult tables, €40, children’s table, €20. We look forward to your support.


Class of ’85 Reunion:

A reunion of the Leaving Cert class of 1985, including all those who were first years in Lourdesville or the Vocational school in Bailieboro in 1980, will be held on Saturday, 14th November in the Bailie Hotel. Those who started in Lourdesville or The ‘Tech’ in 1980 are invited to attend the reunion.
A Mass for deceased class members will be held in St. Anne’s Church at 7pm.
Past teachers and partners are also welcome. Please email any photos to


Marie Keating Cancer Awareness Mobile Unit:

The Marie Keating Cancer Information and Awareness Mobile Unit will be visiting Bailieborough on Thursday, October 15th from 11am to 3.00pm. Parked outside the Library on the Market Square. This service is available to both men and women. Pop in for a chat and advice on health checks. For any further details, please contact Claire McCluskey at 087 653 6475.


Attention Business People:

Are you a small business owner? Do you work from home? Come and talk to BDA about our Hot Desk facilities for your business needs. We can provide email on, a Business Address, access to High Speed Broadband, Delivery Address, at packages tailored to suit your needs. For more details call :              042-969-4716.


October— Month of the Holy Rosary:

A Rosary will be said at the Grotto on the Virginia Road, for the month of October, commencing on Thursday, October 1st at 8.00pm.  No Rosary on Saturdays. Everyone welcome to join in prayer for personal intentions as well as the sick of the Parish.


Safe Pass:

Safe Pass at Bailieborough Business Centre with Cathal Bannon. Following the success of past classes in the Centre our next 1 day Safe Pass class is scheduled for October 22nd. This class runs all day from 8.00am till 5.00pm, costs €100.00 including lunch. All past participants have said they would choose Bailieborough Business Centre as their preferred venue. Book early to avoid disappointment. Tel: 042-969-4716.


Leisure Centre News:

10 Year Membership. 10 year pool or gym membership for €1000.  (5 years for couple) Offer must end soon!

Prize Draw. Win 1 year membership (value €499), plus other prizes. Tickets €10.00 available at Leisure centre and from Board Members. All funds support the development fund of Leisure Centre

Studio Class: Tuesday, Mugendo Kickboxing 6.30-8.30.

Monday Movers, A Dance Fitness Class 10.00-11.00.

Wednesday: Pilates 10-11am, Step Aerobics from 7.00-8.00.

€30 for 30 days membership, pool or gym membership still available.

Check us out on  or find us on facebook for regular updates.


Computers for Beginners at Bailieborough Business Centre:

Come and learn new or brush up on your computer skills: All levels of ability catered for: email, Facebook, web browsing, Skype. €10 for 4 x 2 hour classes with Carmel Shekleton, call : 042-969-4716, for further information.



Indoor Bowls:

Indoor Bowls takes place every Wednesday evening in the Community Centre, Chapel Road at 8.00pm. New members are always most welcome.


Bailieborough ‘Lend A Hand:

Garda vetted volunteers with identification are ready to assist and help the elderly in our community. If you have gardening jobs, hedge and grass cutting, tidying up or ant type of small repairs to get done then ‘Lend A Hand’, is at your doorstep. No job is too small for our volunteers and to avail of this service just call Ann at 042 9694825 from 9.00am to 2.00pm, Monday to Friday.



Library Parent and Toddler Group every Wednesday 10.30am-12pm; Citizens Information every Tuesday 1.30pm-2.30pm on a first come first served basis; Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-1pm; Book Club 6pm-7pm last Thursday of every month; Lit Lab writers group every second Tuesday. Contact 042 9665779 for details on any of the above.



Beckscourt Mother and Toddler Group:

The Group meets on every Wednesday morning, from 10.00am to 12 noon at the Beckscourt Centre.  Call Drena 042 969 4825 for further information.



Baptism Dates in St. Annes for October and November 2015:

The following are the dates for Baptisms in Saint Anne’s Church: Saturday, October 17th (Deacon Damien), Sunday, October 18th (Fr. Michael) Saturday, October 31st, (Deacon Damien), Sunday, November 1st (Fr. Michael), Saturday, November 14th (Deacon Damien), Sunday, November 22nd (Fr. Michael) and Saturday, November 28th (Deacon Damien) . Please note that Baptisms take place on Saturdays at 4.30pm and Sundays at 12.30pm.


Walk, Jog Or Run….

Exercising Is FUN! Every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm join us at Bailieborough Community Centre! All welcome—no matter what your fitness levels are!. Ok folks, join us to run, jog or walk and most importantly tea, biscuits, fruit and chat afterwards.


East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 12th October 2015


Under 6/8/10; Indoor hurling continues every Thursday in Kingscourt Community Centre and Friday in Bailieborough Community School Sports Hall.

U10 Bailieborough training group       U6/8 Bailieborough training group.


Under 12;

Congratulations to our U12s who have qualified for the Championship Final on Wednesday next at 8pm on the 3G at Breffni Park. Their opponents will be our good friends and rivals from Cootehill. All support for the lads very welcome.

U12 squad.


After school hurling;

Cavan GAA and Ulster GAA are providing five weeks of indoor after school hurling in Bailieborough Community School Sports Hall each Thursday from 4-5pm for those in 4th, 5th and 6th class. The cost for the five weeks is just €5 and all existing players and those who would like to try hurling are especially welcome.


Under 16/18;

Both Championships are scheduled to start in the coming weeks. Training on Wednesday at 6.30 in St. Anne’s Park, Bailieborough GAA.



Congratulations to both Kingscourt Stars and Cootehill Celtic on both of their respective senior championship wins in football and hurling.


Hurling training times and venues;

Under 6/8/10;


Kingscourt group;

Thursdays at Kingscourt Community Centre. Under 6/8 from 6.45-7.45 and Under 10 from 6.45-8.15. €2 each please.


Bailieborough group;

Fridays – Under 6/8 from 6-7pm. Under 10 from 7-8pm in Bailieboro Community School Sports Hall. €2 each please.

Both sessions are open to anyone from the region to attend.

For all U8/10 information contact Willie Gaughan 087 164 9280.


Under 12/14/16/18;

All training is collective in Bailieborough GAA and subject to change.

Wednesday 6.30pm St. Anne’s Park, Bailieborough GAA

Players will receive a text.

For all U12-U18 information contact Kathryn O’Flynn 087 244 1371.



October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are looking for ways to prevent breast cancer please see the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute,

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd Committee is available to help cancer patients or their families. Free Taxi service available. For further information contact: Michael Cullen 087 154 2447, Edel Fox 086 1004030 or Geraldine Gormley 087 7949448.



Co. Cavan Citizens Information Outreach Service in Bailieboro (The Library) on Tuesdays, from 1.30pm – 2.30pm. This is a weekly service.  Any enquiries 076 1075200.


Alcoholics Anonymous

: Local meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous are held in: The Health Centre, Kells Road on Wednesdays at 8.30pm.


The Samaritans:

The Samaritans have a new Freephone number: 116 123 for people who are struggling to cope. The line is open and free 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

If any readers have items of interest to be included in the Bailieborough News, (Obituaries, News Items, Sports, etc…), please e-mail: or call 042 9666200.